Electives in Pokhara
- Amble along the winding lanes of the ancient city
- Breathe deeply and enjoy hilltop yoga at sunrise
- Go trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas
- Paddle across the still waters of Phewa Lake
- Visit bustling street markets and immerse yourself in community life
The Work The World House
Spending time in the Work the World house is a significant part of your experience in Pokhara, and acts as your home from home. You'll live with healthcare students from all over the world, and this gives the house a friendly social atmosphere.
The location of our house gives you the major advantage of being within walking distance of Lakeside — Pokhara’s backpacker hotspot.
Fringing the beautiful Phewa Lake you’ll find laid-back bars, live music, a diversity of restaurants, paragliding and whitewater rafting tour agencies, coffee shops, used book shops…. You name it.
The house itself has plenty of space for both socialising and spending time alone. From the roof terrace, you have unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, which need to be seen to be believed.
Management team: Based in the house, they oversee your entire Work the World experience — 24/7 — from the moment you land to the moment you leaveCatering team: Cook a variety of both local cuisine and familiar home comforts, accommodating all dietary requirementsHousekeeper: Keeps the house clean and tidy from top to bottom, making sure you're comfortableLanguage teacher: Visits the house twice per-week. During their lessons, you’ll learn everyday phrases and clinical terminology to help you get more from your placementSecurity team: Monitor the house 24/7 for your peace of mind
Support in the Hospital
Our team in Pokhara will take you to see your placement hospital before you officially start. The aim is to introduce you to department staff, including your supervisors, helping you find your feet. The support you get from the in-country team doesn’t end there. They will also visit you while you’re on placement. This is to ensure everything is running smoothly.
We also assign your in-hospital supervisors before your placement starts. If you’re proactive, they’ll offer you perspective on the local healthcare system that you can get only from a local practitioner.
We cover all bases, supporting you throughout your clinical placement in both a structured and ad hoc manner.
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*Prices above are in addition to a £300 registration fee.
VILLAGE HEALTHCARE WEEK
In addition to your main placement in Pokhara, for one week you’ll have the chance to become part of a rural village family up in the Himalayan foothills. In the mornings you’ll spend time in a health outpost treating villagers with even fewer resources than the hospitals have. The afternoons are all about getting to grips with local culture, customs and community. You’ll be accompanied by our guide and you can get involved in things like bread making, trying out traditional clothing, hiking to Hindu temples, taking part in cooking lessons, and visiting village schools.
"I got the opportunity to assist with pre-op assessments as well as take detailed histories from the patients."
Tejas Harita, Queen's University, Belfast 2019Read more
"Through all of these new experiences and knowledge that I gained, I also got to know myself a lot better than before."
Hiva Hamzavizarghani, University of Manchester 2019Read more
"I got to watch lots of interesting cases such as a salivary gland stone removal"
Abbie Colley, Dundee University 2019Read more
"There was routine use of prescription drugs to augment labour, and routine episiotomies".
Jessica Annett, Hull York Medical School 2018Read more
"During the month I spent in Pokhara, I made unforgettable memories with amazing students from all over the world."
Jack Gilbert, Robert Gordon University 2018Read more